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Old 01-06-2011, 04:33 PM   #41
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Most Famcamps have a looser reservation policy for active duty and for reserves fullfilling their active duty requirement. Those folks also can stay a lot longer than the rest of us. It's a nice bennie and one of the few that isn't currently under fire. Prices seem to go up every year but (as noted above) as a "non-appropriated fund" activity, it has to cover its costs as there can be no cost to the taxpayer.

As for our mi silver. I don't recall seeing you on the aircraft when I was flying search and rescue all over hell and gone. In some of the nastiest weather you can imagine. I also must have missed you while I was routinely putting in 60 hour weeks on the hangar deck with no overtime and being paid about 75% of what I could have earned doing the same work in the civilian world. And, unless I am mistaken, you weren't at Loran Station Kure with me for a year -- a rock in mid-pacific inhabited by 22 coasties with no tv, radio, phone, newspapers (although the supply plane came every two weeks with mail). Not to mention my wife being 6000 miles away. Granted, I only got shot at twice
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Can't seem to work up any tears for your not being able to use these facilities...

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I hate to rain on your military parade BUT .I don't like the fact the military keeps these campgrounds for military only.I pay taxes to support the military and your campgrounds. I think I should be allowed to use some of these beautiful campgrounds.No I was not in the Military but to put it quite simply.What makes you a better American!!I served teaching in a public housing area teaching school (33 years). This is where the real battle for this country is going to be won in it's schools. I would like equal access to these campgrounds.I think it unfair to the American public to have special campgrounds for the military only.I don't think your that special. The goverment should open these campgrounds to all campers.Plus I have many men family who served in the army and marines going back to the American Revolutionary War.Fair is Fair
OK, so this post from mi silver really rubbed me the wrong way. I don't claim to be any better American than anyone else. But after reading this post it is clear that my basic knowledge of grammar, punctuation capitalization and usage of the English language is better than at least one teacher from Michigan. Could you at least spell government correctly? Maybe even get a browser that does spell check for you.
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:52 AM   #43
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At some point in the future once I get use to driving my remodel 76 I would like to see the Grand Canyon. From here GA to there AZ looks like I-40 most of the way. Anyone make some recommendations on Military camps that are not to far off I-40. I may start planing a trip next summer and see what is avaiable. For several years I have used many resorts and Space A but just starting the AS hobby. Thanks
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At some point in the future once I get use to driving my remodel 76 I would like to see the Grand Canyon. From here GA to there AZ looks like I-40 most of the way. Anyone make some recommendations on Military camps that are not to far off I-40. I may start planing a trip next summer and see what is avaiable. For several years I have used many resorts and Space A but just starting the AS hobby. Thanks
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Take a look at the links I provided at the beginning of this thread. A quick look at them shows that you're in luck. Lots of campgrounds along I-40:

Lake Alltoona, GA
Arnold, TN
Navy Lake, TN
Little Rock, AR
Ft. Chaffee, AR
Tinker, OK
Kirkland, NM
Ft. Tuthill, AZ
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:21 PM   #45
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Thanks for the help. As I get better with a computer I should be able to look stuff up. That seems like some good choices and spaced about the distance I would like to travel in a day. I will start my plans. Thanks again.
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Kirkland, AFB in NM is along your way (as noted above). They just added a lot of sites. No shade in half the sites but full hook-ups and they almost always have sites available (we got in during the Albuquerque Balloon Fest!). Not scenic but easy access to I-40. Exchange and Commissary (and, critically, Class Six) nearby. ABQ is a nice town to visit for a few days,

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OK, so this post from mi silver really rubbed me the wrong way.
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Old 01-07-2011, 04:15 PM   #48
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Take a look at the links I provided at the beginning of this thread. A quick look at them shows that you're in luck. Lots of campgrounds along I-40:

Lake Alltoona, GA
Arnold, TN
Navy Lake, TN
Little Rock, AR
Ft. Chaffee, AR
Tinker, OK
Kirkland, NM
Ft. Tuthill, AZ
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Lake Allatoona is much closer to I-20 (about 40 miles) than I-40 (about 150 miles). Then again, what is 150 miles amongst campers?

Thanks for starting a great thread.
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Mikes point is to start from Ga to AZ. After looking at the various places it causes me to want to go to Grand Canyon sooner then later. It's been on my bucket list and may go. Also it was a diversion from previous threads conceding people who don't understand the Military way of life. This is to good thread to loose focus. I say that with respect with 35 years in public education and 36 years in Air Force Reserves. I know both sides. Thanks for listening.
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Pelican Roost RV Park, Mayport, FL

Attached are some pictures taken at the Pelican Roost RV Park located in the Mayport Naval Base in Jacksonville, FL. Complete hookups, clean facilities. Especially great when the ships pass in front of your rig and you can hear the turbines spooling down as they get picked up by the tugs for their trip to the dock areas.

I'm going to hold back my comments for the remarks by "mi silver", as I would like to continue to participate on this forum.
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Eagle Hammock RV Park, Kings Bay Sub Base, GA

This campground is a first class operation with concrete aprons for each site, water, sewer, electric and cable at each site. Bathroom facilites look like their brand new and the place is spotless. The manager of the facility is great and the camp host was friendly and helpful. My only complaint is that you can't get close to the "boats"
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This is such a great thread, I hope it continues. Hey everyone we need to start getting more pictures of the Fam Camps and anything else of importance on base or in the area.
We have stayed at Davis Monthan (sp?)AZ about 10 years ago. At that time I would give it a 9. I have heard that they have enlarged it to about 75 sites. We had to wait in the boondocking/overflow area for 3 days while waiting to get a site.
Pacific Beach, WA is a great place and close to the rain forest and terrific views of the ocean.
Point Magu, in Southern CA very nice, right on the beach.
Camp Pendleton USMC in Southern CA is really nice, rate at a 9 or 10. Probably best to have reservations. They have an upper level and a lower level which is about 10 feet from the beach. In fact if you are there and a severe winter storm is approaching you would be better off in the upper level. I know someone that was on the beach level about 15 years ago, an unusual tropical storm came up and the campground host had to go around to wake everyone up at about 0100 and had everyone move to higher ground because of a big storm coming in. The waves actually came up to within about 10 feet of where they had been parked.
We have also stayed at the camp on Coronado Island on Fiddler's Cove just outside San Diego on the Silver Strand. The campground is on San Diego Bay (facing San Diego) and 300 yards or so west is the Pacific Ocean. Lots to see and do in the area. This place is popular and I .would highly recommend reservations.

Sorry I have no pictures of these areas, but from now on I will take pictures of the Fam Camps to post. In one year we are planning to tour the US and take in many Fam Camps.

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Ditto's on Eagle HammockRV Park at Kings Bay Sub Base. I was there during a busy time and they doubled me up at the end of one of the loops. Next to another AS. I still had water electric and cable.Some of the sites are designed to double up. They also sell propane. I had 1 full tank and 1/2 tank of propane but I topped of the 1/2 tank. Price was right and I wanted to give them my business.

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Nice pics, 2dabeach. The one shot of FFG28 brings back memories when I was on FFG59.
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This is so Great!

Wow! This is a great thread. It is so useful and fun to read.I really enjoy all the beautiful pictures. Thank to everyone who posts. CU, on the road Airperson
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Great idea!

Virginia has some wonderful military RV facilities. Our favorites in our first year have been:

- Cheatham Annex. Naval Supply Depot Near Williamsburg. Very quiet base. Some sites have simply wonderful views of the York River. Lots of woods and critters.
- Lunga Park, Quantico. Simply glorious. Sited on a lake. Lots of woods. Deer overrun the place. Fishing.
- Sea Mist, Dam Neck, Virginia Beach. Over the dune is the Atlantic. Since this is a training base during the week you will awaken to the sound of troops marching to cadence. We chose to enjoy fond memories although Miss Kathy was annoyed.
- Ocean Pines, NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach. Not so much. Last choice if Virginia Beach is your destination. Warm staff and well-maintained sites that are simply not up to the beauty and siting of Sea Mist or Cheatham Annex. Come here if you simply must revisit living under a landing pattern. It gave me fond memories of flight training.

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Mil RV around Washington

Some day I would like to go back to the Smithonian In Washington. Is there a good Mil RV park and if so how hard easy is it to drive and park and ride the Metro and see the museum and Arlington.
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i drove thru the RV camp at Ft. Irwin/NTC this week...not much to brag about...a long straight line of RV's sandwiched between the hazmat bunkers, the stables and the firing range...
But I have to admit...
on the 1:15 ride to the Victorville Hotel...that sunset at the RV park started sounding pretty good...
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Will be traveling with Happy our 06 classic to Las Vegas in April; does anyone have any recommendations for a good military campground in Arizona and New Mexico. We will begin our trip from Fort Worth Texas and we want to take it easy and enjoy the ride.
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